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Defendant Name: Bayer AG and Monsanto Company

Court: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Practice Area: Consumer Fraud

Status: Active
Date Filed: 09/30/2019

Case Overview

FeganScott filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of individuals who used Roundup in agricultural or commercial contexts.

According to the suit, Bayer AG, parent company of Monsanto, failed to inform and warn consumers of the serious and dangerous risks associated with the use of and exposure to glyphosate and Roundup. The suit claims that glyphosate and Roundup have long been associated with the development of numerous forms of cancer, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL).

Significantly, the suit alleges that Monsanto continued to make broad and sweeping statements suggesting that Roundup was, and is, safer than ordinary household items, such as table salt. In fact, the complaint states that Monsanto represented Roundup as non-carcinogenic and non-genotoxic – misrepresentations that are inconsistent with the company’s promises to investigate and ensure the safety of its products and the safety of the public at large.

The lawsuit seeks to represent people who used Roundup in agricultural or commercial contexts who have not yet developed NHL, and seeks compensation to provide medical monitoring for the early diagnosis of disease.